Five Things to Bring when Staying in Historic Charleston 24 May 2013, 1:56 pm
Going on vacation to a new city can be stressful. If you are planning a vacation to historic Charleston here are five things you absolutely need to pack.
5. Camera- This is kind of an obvious thing, but if you are coming on vacation to Charleston make sure to bring a camera. There are dozens of amazing historical sites, amazing architecture and beautiful sunrises that visitors are going to want to take pictures of.
4. Map/GPS- Downtown Charleston is full of fun side streets with boutique shops, but it’s also very easy to get turned-around or lost in downtown. Take it from someone who has gotten lost before in downtown; bring a GPS or a map. Make your life really easy and bring your smartphone and use it as a map and a camera.
3. Sunscreen- If you are visiting in the winter, sunscreen isn’t that big of a deal. In the middle of summer, however, you are going to want a good sunscreen when walking around Charleston. The hot summer sun and the harbor make it very easy to get sunburnt.
2. Cheap Sunglasses- Nothing is worse than losing a pricey pair of designer sunglasses on vacation. Countless vacationers have left their sunglasses in hotels rooms, restaurants or on the beach. Be safe and buy a pair of cheap sunglasses to bring with you. That way if you lose them, it won’t hurt your wallet so badly.
1. Walking Shoes- Comfortable walking shows is a must have for downtown Charleston. Almost everything in the town is within walking distance of downtown Charleston hotels, but visitors are going to walk everywhere. So whether you like boat shoes or flip-flops, make sure they are comfortable to spend a day walking several miles in.
Make sure to bring these five items when you vacation with the Andrew Pinckney Inn in beautiful historical downtown Charleston.
Civil War Walking Tour through Historic Charleston 11 May 2013, 6:16 am
With its old history, there is no shortage of historical sights and stories in downtown Charleston. The city’s rich legacy includes two battles during the American Revolution, the start of the Civil War, a massive Earthquake and a hurricane. Not only has the city survived all that, it has grown and thrived to become one of the best cities in the United States. Readers of Conde Nast Traveler even voted Charleston the best city in the world. Stay at a downtown Charleston hotel and explore the city’s amazing history, old world feel and amazing Southern charm.
Explore Charleston’s history with the Civil War with a great walking tour from Palmetto Tours. Their Civil War walking tour will take you to some memorable places that were important during the Civil War. The Civil War actually started at Fort Sumter in the middle of Charleston Harbor. President Lincoln had sent ships to the fort to resupply an army garrison stationed there. Confederate troops bombarded the fort and the ships thus starting the Civil War. The Civil War walking tour will take you on a two-hour trip to see St. Phillips Cemetery where John C. Calhoun is buried, the blockade runners and the High Battery where troops were stationed. The tour concludes with a tour of the Powder Magazine, the oldest surviving building in South Carolina, where troops from the Revolution and Civil war kept their gunpowder and supplies. Admission for the tour is $12 for children and $22 for adults. Tours are held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m., and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
Learn all about Charleston and the Civil War with this fun and educational walking tour. Get a real feel for Charleston’s history when you stay at a historic Charleston hotel like the Andrew Pinckney Inn.
Things to Do In Charleston SC: Party at the Point 9 May 2013, 6:16 am
There is nothing better to do during summer than laying out on the beautiful beachfront drinking a frosty beverage and watching some amazing live music. Charleston is one of the prettiest cities in the United States and they are the perfect venue to spend a summer vacation. There are tons of great things to do in Charleston SC including plenty of amazing live music events. Whether you want to watch street performers, headlining acts at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center or seeing live music events like the Party at the Point.
Party at the Point is an annual Charleston event held at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina in Mount Pleasant. It’s the perfect beachfront location to watch some great live music and have a drink or two. Admission to the events ranges from $5-15 depending on the musical act and there will be tons of food and drinks for sale. Concerts are on Friday nights with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and the concerts starting an hour later. The current line-up for concerts is:
- May 10th- Long Miles
- May 17th- The Blue Dogs with Adalya
- May 24th- A Dave Matthews Tribute Band
- May 31st- Occasional Milkshake with Southwood
- June 7th- Stop Light Observations
- June 14th- Regge Night
- June 21- Sol Driven Train
- June 28th- American Idol Contestant Elise Testone
This fun event is open for all ages and will be a good time. Make sure to book your Charleston vacation at the Andrew Pinckney Inn, a boutique Charleston hotel in downtown. Their upscale accommodations and amenities are perfect for those who want to enjoy a luxury vacation to the Holy City. They offer great Charleston vacation packages to see the city as well. Contact the friendly staff at the Andrew Pinckney Inn with any questions or to start planning your Charleston vacation.
Downtown Charleston Hotel and the Charleston Museum 4 May 2013, 1:34 pm
There are plenty of amazing educational and historical attractions and sights to see during a vacation to historic Charleston. Charleston is one of the oldest cities in the United States having been founded in 1670. The city is full of beautiful antebellum architecture and gothic cathedrals among plenty of famous sites. If you want to get a taste of how Charleston has aged through the years, you have to stop in at the Charleston Museum. The Charleston Museum is one of the oldest museums in the United States having been founded in 1773. They have amazing exhibits and artifacts going back to the indigenous settlers of Charleston. Check out all these great exhibits when you visit the museum.
- Lowcountry History Hall- This exhibit shows how Charleston evolved from a native population to an agricultural society and features artifacts like salve badges, rice cultivation tools and early tradewear.
- Becoming Americans- Features artifacts from the American Revolution including personal items from Francis Marion and a button from George Washington’s inauguration.
- Civil War- The Civil War started in Charleston and there is a ton of amazing relic from it in the Charleston Museum. See gunboat china, a Secession table and chairs, a torpedo mine and more.
- Armory- See various guns and weaponry from the 17th century until today like a volley gun and revolutionary War Horseman’s saber.
They have original exhibitions that rotate as well. Currently at the Charleston Museum is the Indigo: Natural Blue Dye in the Lowcountry. This exhibits focuses on the cultivation and production of Indigo, Charleston’s first cash crop. They will show the dyeing procedure used and show samples of indigo-dyed textiles. This exhibit runs from April 27 to September 2nd 2013.
Check out all the amazing history and artifacts when you visit the Charleston Museum during your vacation. Stay at luxury Charleston SC hotels in downtown and be close to everything downtown Charleston has to offer!
Have a Ravenous Rendezvous with Boutique Charleston Hotels 30 Apr 2013, 1:34 pm
Charleston is a beautiful old city with tons of amazing dining. You can’t stroll through historic downtown without seeing dozens of fine-dining establishments serving upscale food, Lowcountry fare and tons of seafood. A vacation to historic Charleston just is not complete without a stop at one of these great restaurants. If you really want to have a taste of Charleston, then you have to book the Ravenous Rendezvous package from the Andrew Pinckney Inn. The Andrew Pinckney Inn is a boutique hotel located in downtown and within walking distance of all the great attractions.
The Ravenous Rendezvous package features accommodations for two nights at the Andrew Pinckney Inn’s plush hotel rooms with comfortable beds, luxury linens and lavish bath amenities. Upon check-in at the hotel, guests will be greeted with a glass of wine and chocolate infused with chili for an explosion for your taste buds to start the trip. The package also includes a $75 gift certificate for Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill, one of Charleston most amazing steakhouses. Their exquisite menu features braised buffalo short ribs, pulled pork hushpuppies, filet mignon and a cedar planked lump crab cake. Burwell also has an extensive listed of signature cocktails to try out as well. Guests will also receive delicious gelato from Talenti Gelato in flavors like black cherry, chocolate banana swirl and sea salt caramel. The Andrew Pinckney Inn will even pack a handcrafted breakfast for a breakfast picnic in the park before you leave. This incredible package will allow you to try some of the most amazing food during your Charleston vacation.
Make sure to plan your vacation to the Andrew Pinckney Inn’s boutique Charleston Hotel this year. Their upscale accommodations and amenities are the perfect place to relax in Charleston. Contact their staff today with any questions or to book your trip.
Ravenous Rendezvous Package 29 Apr 2013, 6:52 am
This package features:
- Deluxe Accommodations
- Glass of wine and chili infused chocolate upon check-in
- $75 gift certificate for dinner at Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill seated at “the most romantic table in Charleston”*
- Your gelato flavor of choice from Talenti Gelato (Black Cherry, Banana Chocolate Swirl, Simply Strawberry, Sea Salt Caramel)
- Hand-crafted breakfast picnic basket for a pre-departure breakfast picnic in the park
*Burwell’s romantic table is based on availability.
Need A Charleston hotel for the Spoleto Festival? 28 Apr 2013, 1:34 pm
The 2013 Spoleto Festival USA is approaching quickly. If you still need hotel reservations for your stay, the Andrew Pinckney Inn has limited rooms available for the events. The Andrew Pinckney Inn is a boutique Charleston Hotel with upscale accommodations and amenities. Their exquisite hotel rooms are decorated in an elegant but casual West Indies décor with plush beds with luxury linens, lavish bath amenities and all the modern amenities of home like flat screen televisions, wireless Internet access and more. Many rooms even feature Jacuzzi tubs and beautiful views of downtown Charleston. Their lavish amenities like a rooftop terrace and atrium, gourmet coffee and cookies in the afternoon and valet parking are perfect for a luxury vacation to Charleston for the Spoleto Festival.
The 2013 Spoleto Festival is taking place from May 24-June 9th this year and will feature over 140 performances by world-renown talents including Spanish flamenco dancers, a high-flying French circus and British puppetry troupe. Coinciding with the Spoleto Festival is the 2013 Piccolo-Spoleto festival hosted by Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Piccolo-Spoleto features moderately priced family entertainment including jazz dancing, poetry reading, choral music and more put on by artists local to the Charleston area. There will be over five hundred performances going on during these two seventeen-day festivals that you are not going to want to miss. Hotel space in downtown Charleston is limited due to the influx of acts and visitors coming for this amazing two and a half week affair. If you plan on catching the festivities and performances you are going to want to book a hotel stay soon. Contact the friendly staff at the Andrew Pinckney Inn’s downtown Charleston hotel to reserve your room for the Spoleto Festival. Tell them you are booking for the festival and get a special Go Spoleto! code that will get you 15% off select Spoleto Festival performances.
Blues and BBQ Harbor Cruise around Historic Charleston 24 Apr 2013, 1:34 pm
Love Blues music and great southern BBQ? Sign up for a Blues and BBQ Harbor Cruise around historic Charleston harbor. A harbor tour is one of the best ways to see Charleston from the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. The tour will take you past some notable Charleston sights like Fort Sumter, the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and the USS Yorktown. Charleston Harbor Tours hosts the Blues and BBQ tour almost every Thursday night from April 18th- Oct 31st. Board the Carolina Belle for an amazing two-hour tour starting at 7 p.m. The trip will feature a delicious all-you-can-eat BBQ Buffet by Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ. The meal includes pulled pork BBQ with sauces on the side, smoked chicken, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, coleslaw and southern sweet tea. There will be a cash bar for those looking for a beer or cocktail with their amazing BBQ. Live blues music will be playing during the cruise by Shrimp City Slim. The tour costs $39.95 (holiday prices may be higher) and includes the cruise, meal and live entertainment but not alcohol beverages. This fun tour is perfect for those who want to try authentic Southern BBQ while seeing all the amazing sights of Charleston.
Stay at a great downtown Charleston hotel, like the Andrew Pinckney Inn, for your Charleston vacation. The Andrew Pinckney Inn is a luxury hotel located in the heart of downtown within walking distance of great attractions like Waterfront Park and the Old City Market. Their beautiful upscale accommodations and amenities including a rooftop terrace and atrium, and afternoon gourmet coffee and tea with cookies are perfect for a fun weekend away to the Holy City. If you are looking for a fun vacation to Charleston, make sure to contact the friendly staff at the Andrew Pinckney Inn with any questions or to book your trip!
Downtown Charleston Hotels by Waterfront Park 20 Apr 2013, 1:08 pm
There is nothing more relaxing then sipping on a milkshake while sitting on a swing by the waterfront. There is something about the waterfront that just seems so relaxing. Spend a weekend relaxing at the beautiful Waterfront Park with downtown Charleston hotels.
Waterfront Park is a 12-acre park along the Cooper River in Charleston. The park features some of the most iconic spots in Charleston including the amazing Pineapple fountain. The park cost $13 million to construct and opened in May of 1990. It has been one of the most beautiful spots in Charleston since. Spend some time sitting on the beautiful wooden swings in the park and just relaxing in the crisp ocean air. Get some gelato or ice cream from a nearby shop and spend time strolling along the palmetto-lined walkway as you look out over the harbor. Grab you fishing pools and spend a few hours catching some fish from the pier. Kids will love playing in the multiple fountains in the park on a hot summer day. Take your camera for some gorgeous pictures of the sun setting over Charleston from the park. Capture the spirit and elegance of Charleston with a day at Waterfront Park.
There are great boutique Charleston hotels located nearby to Waterfront Park. The Andrew Pinckney Inn is within walking distance of the park and all the other great things that Charleston has to offer. The Andrew Pinckney Inn is an luxury hotel with amazing amenities like a rooftop terrace and atrium that overlooks beautiful downtown. You will enjoy a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast and afternoon gourmet coffee and tea with cookies. The Andrew Pinckney Inn also offers concierge services, valet parking, and they are historic Charleston tour pickup. The Andrew Pinckney Inn is the perfect spot for a relaxing weekend vacation to beautiful downtown Charleston.
Boutique Charleston Hotels for the Greek Festival! 17 Apr 2013, 1:08 pm
There is no bad time of year for a vacation to beautiful downtown Charleston. It’s ideal location in the south and on the Atlantic Ocean means the weather is beautiful all year long. There are wonderful events going on every month to enjoy. If you are planning a vacation to Charleston, make sure to book a stay at boutique Charleston hotels like the Andrew Pinckney Inn. The Andrew Pinckney Inn is an upscale hotel located in downtown Charleston with amazing accommodations and amenities. Imagine spending the night in your plush hotel room on your cozy queen bed with luxurious linens and pillows and waking up to an amazing view of downtown Charleston.
If you are looking for a fun weekend event filled with amazing food and dancing, then check out the 43rd Annual Greek festival on May 10-12th. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church hosts the event every year and it’s always an amazing event. The festival includes delicious Greek foods like gyros, kebobs and more. There will also be two live Greek bands, folk dancing exhibits, church tours, vendors and much more. Admission to the even is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students and free for children 12 and under. Moms will even get in for free if they come on Mother’s Day Sunday. There will be tons of parking and shuttles to the event as well. The 43rd Annual Greek festival will be tons of fun for all ages and you don’t want to miss out on this festive day.
Book your stay at the Andrew Pinckney Inn’s downtown Charleston hotel today to make sure you don’t miss out on the Greek festival and Mother’s Day in Charleston. Charleston is the perfect spot for a Mothers Day vacation for the mother in your life. Contact the Andrew Pinckney Inn’s friendly staff with any questions!